- consisting of eight measures or feet.
- Also octometer. an octameter verse.
Origin of octameter
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Verses of seven and eight feet are rare; they are called heptameter and octameter, respectively.
The heptameter is usually divided into a tetrameter and a trimeter; the octameter, into two tetrameters.
- prosody a verse line consisting of eight metrical feet
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